King, Jerry

King, Jerry

Dr. Jerry King
Professor, Ansel and Virginia Condray Endowed Professorship in Biochemical and Chemical Separations
Chemical Engineering
Office: BELL 3197
Phone: (479) 575-5979

Education B.S., Chemistry, Butler University, 1965 
M.S., Physical Chemistry, Butler University, 1969 
Ph.D., Analytical/Physical Chemistry, Northeastern University, 1973
NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgetown University, 1973-74 

Biographical Information Dr. King’s research and teaching focus is in the area of chemical separations, particularly in the use of sub- and supercritical fluids for chemical processing. Research is conducted to develop environmentally-benign methodology using compressed carbon dioxide and/or water as media for conducting extractions and reactions of natural/agricultural products, CO2 – based cleaning technology, as well as application to materials modification. These efforts have resulted in approximately 200 publications and 3 patents to date and many national/international presentations.

A current research focus is to optimize the use of hot compressed water as a selective extraction medium in which to process biomass. Using the above approach, coupled unit processes are developed with respect to yielding a sustainable "green" process, which has been optimized with respect to thermodynamics and mass transfer principles. Experimental approaches involve the measurement of high pressure phase equilibrium, solute solubility measurements in compressed fluids, and the use of chromatographic methods for physicochemical properties determination.

Selected Publications

Dunford, N.T. and King, J.W. Supercritical fluid fractionation process for phytosterol ester enrichment in vegetable oils. U.S. Patent 6,677,469, January 13, 2004.

King, J.W. Coupled Processing Options for Agricultural Materials Using Supercritical Fluid Carbon Dioxide. pp. 104-129. In: A. Gopalan, C. Wai, & H.J. Jacobs (Eds.). Supercritical Carbon Dioxide: Separations and Processes, ACS Symposium Series No. 860, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, 2003.

King, J.W. Development and Potential of Critical Fluid Technology in the Nutraceutical Industry. pp. 579-614. In: P. York, U.B Kompella, and B.V. Shekunov (Eds.). Drug Delivery and Supercritical Technology, Marcel Dekker, New York, 2004.

King, J.W. Critical Fluid Technology for the Processing of Lipid-Related Natural Products. Compt. rendus Chimie, 7:647-659 (2004).

King, J.W. and Williams, L.L. Utilization of Critical Fluids in Processing Semiconductors and Their Related Materials. Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science, 7:413-424 (2003).

King, J.W. Commercialization of Critical Fluid Processing, Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Supercritical Fluid Technology for Energy and Environmental Applications (Super Green 2004. Tianjin, China, October 23-26, 2004, Proceeding # L1.

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